Sandy Point Beach is located close to the main ferry dock on North Caicos, so it’s a great place to wait for the boat to Providenciales. The northern end of the channel between North Caicos and Parrot Cay has filled in over the last few years, so there’s now an incredible setting of sand bars, clear water, and shallows at Sandy Point Beach.
5 star rating for Sandy Point Beach by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
Found at the northwest of North Caicos, the lonely 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) long Sandy Point Beach is an interesting place to explore. Some sections of this beach is rocky, yet decent sections can be found.
There are two general regions of Sandy Point Beach; the extreme northwest point on North Caicos, which is accessed from the marina area, and the secluded eastern half.
Parrot Cay can be seen directly across the channel at Sandy Point.
The eastern portion of Sandy Point Beach features a unique landscape, with groves of the small-in-stature thatch palm on top of semi-lithified dune cliff.
Sand Bars and Shallows
Private boat charter at Sandy Point Beach.
The north-western side of Sandy Point Beach is adjacent to the channel that separates North Caicos from Parrot Cay (Parrot Cay Channel), and the northern end of this waterway has gradually filled in over the last few years. Today, the shallows in the area offer an incredible landscape, with sand bars and turquoise-hued channels.
It’s quite easy to access this beautiful coastal area. Simply continue west a short distance on the main road past Sandy Point Marina (the ferry dock), and you’ll get to the beach.
The Marina and Passenger Ferry
Sandy Point Beach, North Caicos.
Sandy Point Beach is within short walking distance of the
marina where the
passenger ferry docks, and it’s a place to spend a bit of time if you’re waiting for boat.
Due to being sheltered from the typical east southeast trade winds, Sandy Point Beach (and the adjacent Sandy Point Marina) can have a sand flea (biting midge) and mosquito problem at times. Although long sleeve clothing and insect repellent can improve the situation, it’s best to simply try one of the other excellent North Caicos beaches when the pests are prevalent.
The channel is slowly filling in, making it difficult for heavily-laden ferries around low-tide to navigate the marina. The Government has tendered the dredging which is expected to relieve this situation.